Item description for The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self by M. Robert Mulholland...
Overview Encourages individuals to stop hiding behind false selves and to start discovering who they truly are, enabling them to establish an intimacy with God and more compassion toward loved ones and the world. "Paints a picture of profound and even mysterious connection with God. . . . [A] very personal invitation into this deeper journey." --Publishers Weekly, December 19, 2005.
Publishers Description As you journey deeper in the Christian pilgrimage, you come to realize that the Christian life is more than merely replicating particular spiritual disciplines or practices. You begin to understand that at the core of Christian faith is the transformation of your very identity. M. Robert Mulholland Jr. exposes the false selves that you may be tempted to hide behind and helps you to instead discover the true self that comes from being hidden with Christ in God. If the goal of the Christian journey is Christlikeness, then you must reckon with the unhealthy ways that you root your sense of being in things other than God. Along the way, you will discover a growing sense of intimacy and abandonment to God. Not only will you encounter the joy of discovering your own self, you will also find a greater love for others and compassion for the world.
From Publishers Weekly Tapping into the desire many Christians have for a deeper spiritual life,
Asbury Theological Seminary professor Mulholland (Invitation to a Journey)
begins at the end goal of the discipleship journey-"to be like Jesus." But
picturing something far beyond wearing a "WWJD" bracelet, he explains that
being like Jesus actually implies a deep unity with God. Using scripture and
quotations from many famous Christian writers, he paints a picture of profound
and even mysterious connection with God. The book's strength lies in its
powerful description of the "false self" that all humans construct as a result
of their estrangement from God. Using biblical foundations and ordinary life,
Mulholland illustrates various characteristics of the "false self," which
makes us fearful, protective, possessive, manipulative, destructive,
self-promoting and indulgent. He follows with an excellent discussion of the
extremely sneaky religious version of the "false self." But beyond "putting
off the old self," Mulholland gives direction for "putting on the new self,"
repeatedly emphasizing that this transformation is and must remain God's work
in our lives. Central to his conclusion is his argument that this change
absolutely must be lived out in relationship to other people. The prayers and
probing questions interspersed throughout provide a very personal invitation
into this deeper journey. (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self by M. Robert Mulholland has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 12/19/2005 page 61
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Feb 13, 2006
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830832777 ISBN13 9780830832774
Reviews - What do customers think about The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self?
Pause and think Jun 22, 2006
The Deeper Journey may not be a fast read, at least for me it wasn't because I paused to reflect on some pretty significant concepts. The author provides ample support to help you understand that we are to become transparent and vulnerable in our relationships and learn how to trust the genuine article. While the book takes you into deep self reflection on motives and openess, it also is not overwhelming or heavy handed. I think that Dr. Muholland has struck an even tone and will help a person to walk the talk and grow in their personal faith.